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Ariwara No Narihira as the Ghost of Seigen
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Ariwara No Narihira as the Ghost of Seigen, 1852, 10th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Mitate Sanyū rokkasan no uchi (Selections from the Parody of 36 Immortal Poets)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 379 x 260 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 7/8 x 10 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1982.0128
Label Text

Bust view of crazed priest Seijen as ghost, on a rainy windswept night, as played in the kabuki play by Danjurō VII. The figure is in 3/4 profile facing left. Ōkibie (large head) portrait. There are flowering trees in the background. Poem TR corner cartouche.